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Growing pains in Newton

As Newton grapples with development questions, readers write to share their hopes for the city.

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Making rape cases a priority is not a question of competing resources

“Effective use of DNA evidence in rape cases is not a question of will or resources, it is a question of will and resources.”

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The Rev. Michael Haynes lifted the city and its residents

“I was told that if you wanted to understand the history of African-Americans in Boston, go hear the Rev. Haynes.”

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Media literacy has to be an essential skill for today’s students

“It’s essential that our soon-to-be voters know how to become informed citizens.”

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Doyle’s yet another fixture to be cleared from Boston’s scene

“I wish some entrepreneur with a sense of history would step in and save these landmark eateries.”

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Mass. highways offer prime real estate for solar arrays

“There is absolutely no need to denude more forests or repurpose farms in order to have ground-mounted solar arrays.”

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Some presidential candidates are, yes, just too old

“l think that Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Donald Trump are all too old to be president.”

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Schools’ contaminated water signals an unfolding health crisis

“Recent testing is just beginning to pull back the veil on our broken chemical regulatory system.”

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Drawing distinctions among dueling Democrats

Readers share their reactions to Thursday night’s Democratic debate.

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Brown’s commitment to Providence schools is strong

“Brown University’s commitment to the Providence Public Schools cannot be measured by a fund-raising goal established more than a decade ago.”

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The 2020 race everyone seems to be talking about isn’t even a race . . . yet

Readers react to days of front-page coverage of a possible challenge to Senator Ed Markey from Representative Joseph Kennedy III.

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Aftermath of a disaster is not a ‘healthy’ free market

“And what about any concern for your neighbor in distress? Do we have no responsibility for our community?”

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The judge, the DA, the lawyer, and the court of opinion

Readers’ views on the court proceedings following the Straight Pride parade varied widely.

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Sweeping ’80s probe of Boston corruption was hardly ‘low-level’

“The result was nothing short of an important culture shift, where shakedowns and fraud were no longer viewed as simply business as usual.”

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Add Epstein scandal to a long tally of how money corrupts higher ed

“As the old saying goes, ‘The only trouble with tainted money is t’aint enough of it.’ ”

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Scaring young people away from strength training sends wrong message

“Modern-day children are ill-prepared for sports, placing them at risk for injury.”

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Vaping: the public health issue of the moment

“There have been six deaths in the United States connected to vaping, as compared with more than 10,000 gun-related deaths.”

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Neighbors are raising reasonable objections to proposed Riverside Station project

“ ‘Smart’ development . . . does not mean that any development, of any size, is smart just because it is close to public transit.”

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Critique of BPS rating system is asking wrong question

“Achievement scores are generally a better indicator of socioeconomic advantage than of school learning.”

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Sharpiegate draws bold line around Trump’s rampant criminality

“It’s a federal crime to falsify an official weather forecast, especially one concerning potential matters of life or death.”

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No rhyme, nor reason, in our immigration policy

Emily Dickinson nailed the question of asylum in a short format.

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Make note — Buttigieg’s presence in N.H. is noteworthy

“Pete Buttigieg got a large and enthusiastic reception both inside and outside the convention hall.”

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MIT Media Lab’s tarnished coffers

Readers react to the growing controversy over Jeffrey Epstein’s ties to the university.

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Employee-owned firms are a vital lab for stakeholder capitalism

“Broad-based ownership is the missing piece to make stakeholder service real for companies.”

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Bribery scandal throws harsh light on City Hall

The process of the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal is under scrutiny.